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According to the U.S. EPA, a plug-in hybrid like a Ford Fusion Energi can save 7,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) tailpipe emissions per year compared to a 26-mpg non-hybrid Fusion, or enough to plant 79 trees. This is based on 15,000 annual miles, the trees are just a theoretical way to offset the greenhouse […]

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rated the 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle for 67 mpg gas gallon equivalent (GGE) and 312 miles range. And, fuel is free, as is maintenance, an infotainment suite, 24/7 customer support, roadside assistance, maintenance, rental benefits, and more – with asterisks attached to all these […]

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In the second week of June, Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz intimated that the 2016 Prius would be revealed soon and it’s expected to be on sale by the end of this year. When “soon” exactly is was not clear, but it could be at the very end of October at the Tokyo auto […]

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Despite mechanical failures and somewhat reduced road traction, two electric cars stormed to the top of Pikes Peak yesterday in record times, with Rys Millen’s Latvian-built Drive eO taking first ahead of all internal combustion competitors. Both Millen’s winning car and Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima’s Rimac E-Runner Concept_One – purpose-built for The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International […]

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For some, the Chevy Volt has been a slippery fish to define with regards to whether it will really save them in energy costs. Does it get just 37 mpg like the window sticker says? Does it return an astronomical, if not confusing and questionable “98 MPGe” like a pure electric car? While critics have […]

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Electric cars are the most efficient types of automobile made, and the ones we’ve listed below were selected as those nationally available in the U.S. However, now that’s been said, we’ll admit the subject of “most efficient” current-model all-electric cars is nearly a moot point because our listed electric vehicles (EVs) are the only electric […]

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If we showed you an independent research source that reveals how a $32,500 Chevy Volt earns back the difference and then saves you $6,000 in five years ownership time compared to a $21,400 Chevy Cruze, would you be interested? Before we get to that, if you’re just beginning to look into alternative energy vehicles, a […]

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They say they don’t make them like they used to, and while that may be debatable, American drivers have voted up older vehicles as the most fuel efficient. Does this mean your next car might not be found at a dealer, but maybe instead somewhere like Craigslist? Not sure on that either, but these scores […]

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This month Tesla’s chief technology officer JB Straubel predicted lithium-ion batteries could plummet to around $100 per kilowatt-hour by decade’s end enabling electric cars to be far more affordable and longer range than they are today. Speaking in a sit-down interview along with CEO Elon Musk at the Edison Electric Institute annual convention in New […]

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For the past several years the public and media have had their hands full grappling with overlapping terms for electrified vehicles – and just when we were all getting comfortable with a century old lexicon focused on fuel from “fossils” and the power of the “horse.” Fossil fuels and horsepower don’t appear to be on […]

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